Bodegas y Viñedos Alnardo Psi 2016
As we are retail stockists, selling from our Ledston shop as well as online, it makes it difficult for us to show a 'real-time' inventory of our wines and spirits online. As such, very occasionally, a wine may be out of stock that the website has allowed you to order.
To ensure a timely delivery, we are happy to substitute your order with a similar wine of equal or higher value and at no additional cost to you! If this is not an acceptable solution please advise us in the 'Special Instructions' at the checkout.
We endeavour to display accurate and current vintages on all our wines listed on the website; however, from time to time stocks of the vintage listed do become exhausted. If this is the case with your order we will always contact you to recommend another vintage of the same wine, if it is still available. If the vintage of a wine is important to you then please either 'ASK A QUESTION' or leave us a message in the 'Special Instructions' at checkout.
Our Standard Delivery is FREE for all mainland UK orders over £150.00
All Orders under £150.00 are charged £9.95 per order to a single UK address.
Deliveries are normally made between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday and must be signed for.
Delivery will normally be made within 7 working days of your order, but is often much sooner.
You can request for us to call you and arrange a specific date and time for your delivery.
Any Single Bottle Orders are delivered using a Royal Mail Signed For Service and charged £6.00 per order.
Our independence allows us to operate freely within the UK courier network and provide bespoke delivery options for your convenience.
If you would like to receive any of our wines from outside of the UK mainland please contact us for a very competitive quotation to meet your delivery needs.
COLLECT IN STORE:
If you would like to place an order online and collect it from our store in Ledston this can be arranged for your convenience.
We recommend you contact us using 'ASK A QUESTION' to check that your order requirements are available and to arrange a convenient collection date and time.
Orders can be paid for on collection. We regret that third-party carriers (taxi drivers, chauffeurs or any individual who is not the customer) will not be permitted to collect pre-paid orders.
Psi is the resultant efforts of organic old bush-vine Tinto Fino, Peter Sisseck, Pablo Rubio and a thousand growers.
The de-stemmed fruit for Psi is fermented in large oval foudre's although some of the fruit is made in large neutral concrete vats. The wine is held in neutral vats for most of its 17 months of maturation prior to release.
However, for a part of the year, an intriguing barrel-regime comes into play for part of the Psi assemblage. In another part of Ribera del Duero Peter Sisseck is usually ageing two vintages of Pingus and Flor de Pingus in French oak barriques for about 6 months of each year. In between bottling one vintage and beginning the ageing of another, the barrels would otherwise be empty and at risk of drying out. Instead of taking hygiene and integrity risks with Dominio de Pingus’s expensive oak, Peter sends Pingus’s roughly 300 barrels to Pablo for use at PSI for about six months.
The Pingus barrels are protected by constant fill with wine. When the next year’s Pingus wines are ready for ageing, Psi is put back into large vats and Pingus gets its oak back in perfect condition. Psi, which starts and ends its maturation in big old oak vats, benefits from part of the blend gaining a modest touch of positive barrel character.
Psi offers up spicy aromas of white pepper alongside liquorice, cherry and plum with mineral notes. The palate is supple and accessible, plump and ripe, supported by rounded tannins which, with the minerality, give tremendous focus and direction; a wine of great balance.